Chris Trondsen LMFT

940 South Coast Drive
Suite 235
Costa Mesa, California 92626
ADA Accessible
Phone: 714-549-1030
Narrative of Services:

One hundred percent of my clients have OCD, a related disorder, or an anxiety disorder. I also specialize in the treatment of Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). I treat clients on an outpatient basis and facilitate the support groups at The Gateway Institute. Additionally, I see clients for intensive treatment. Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a one-on-one, 3-week, 45-hour program incorporating the most effective treatment approaches available. In addition, 24-hour support, family education, and home visits are provided throughout treatment. The IOP also incorporates a 6-week relapse prevention plan giving the client tools to remain on track with progress gained.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

Muscle Dysmorphia (BDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression (Major Depressive Disorder), and Panic Disorder.

Training Description:

I have been treating OCD and related disorders at The Gateway Institute in Costa Mesa since 2010. I received extensive training in OCD treatment, including exposure and response prevention (ERP), from The Gateway Institute’s founder and director. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Psychology at California State University, Long Beach, and a Masters of Science degree in Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. I have continued my education in OCD treatment at the IOCDF’s Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and their annual conferences. I am currently an executive board member of the IOCDF and OCD Southern California.

Treatment Groups:

I facilitate two weekly support groups for individuals with OCD and related disorders. The Tuesday night adult OCD support group meets virtually from 6 to 8 pm PST, and the Wednesday night teen and young adult OCD support group meets virtually from 6 to 8 pm PST. I also co-facilitate a free Family and Loved One’s OCD Support Group that meets every second Saturday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm PST.